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Artadi El Carretil 2014

Artadi El Carretil

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

The most profound and elegant of Artadi's parcel wines. A wine with fresh and vibrant minerality, a firm structure and some mature, ripe tannins.

Summary of Juan Carlos López de Lacalle's evaluation of the 2015 vintage

The 2015 vintage year began its cycle with a cold and rainy winter, with snow present and low temperatures that enabled the accumulation of important water reserves. Some sporadic rain showers in spring and during the summer, accompanied by high temperatures, brought on very rapid plant growth, which gave rise to an abundance of foliage; in the month of June, rainfall lasting for six days caused problems with flowering. During the months of August and September, the temperatures were rather lower than average, by two degrees in fact, and rain was recorded yet again in September. Broadly speaking, these were the weather conditions of a year which has resulted in wines that express the sweetness of an early onset of maturity and the freshness of a slow ripeness at the end of the cycle. The 2015 wines are well defined, clear and transparent chromatically, bright cherry-red in colour and full of light, intense aromas of red fruit on the nose, notes of liquorice, aniseed and fresh citrus fruits. Wines that are powerful yet subtle, with a graceful texture, sweet but firm tannins and considerable persistence on the palate. Crystal clear, delicate and elegant wines.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Ratings and awards

202295-97 PK
202198 PK
202097 PK
201996+ PK99 SK
201897+ PK
201796 PK97 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2019 El Carretil was produced with Tempranillo from a plot of 3.64 hectares planted in the village of Laguardia at three different times—1930, 1975 and 1988—on limestone, sandstone and silt soils with up to 18% active limestone. It fermented in open-top oak vats and went through malolactic fermentation in barrel, where it was kept for nine months. It's mineral, it has energy and tension, it's not heavy, and it has freshness and acidity. It's serious and has very fine, abundant tannins and great balance that should make it age nicely in bottle. 5,000 bottles were filled in June 2021.

— Luis Gutiérrez (14/07/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 96+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4 reviews


Ageing period14 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak


El Carretil

Vine ageBetween 30 and 90 years
SoilCalcareous-clay / Silt
ClimateAtlantic with continental influence
YieldsLow yields
Surface area5.00 hectares

The winery



Bodegas Artadi is, in fact, the name by which the Cosecheros Alaveses cooperative is known, a well-orchestrated project that started up in 1985, in which several vine-growing associates became involved to show that cosechero (young red) wine could also prove to be great wine. They were successful, with their cosecheros and all the other wines they have added to their catalogue. During the 1990s, under the direction of Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, the winery saw its prestige...